MBS Attendance Policy (Below) & Report Absences Through School Webpage Link: https://mountainbrookschools.formstack.com/forms/excuseform_copy_2
Truancy: Any student who does not provide a written excuse within 3 days of an absence is deemed truant.
First offense (First absence in which a written excuse is not provided)
By Alabama law, letter must be sent to parent/guardian including a copy of Alabama compulsory school attendance law, including penalties if truancy continues.
Recommended conference with parent/guardian/student at school with school administrator.
By board policy, mandatory parent/guardian/student conference with school administrator. At principals’ discretion District Attendance Officer may be invited to meeting.
Letter must be presented to parent/guardian including a copy of Alabama compulsory school attendance law, including penalties if truancy continues. Signature that parent/guardian has received letter must be collected/Notify District Attendance Officer that fifth offense has occurred and that conference has occurred.
By law and board policy, system may consider referring case to juvenile court.
By law and board policy, system will refer to juvenile court when appropriate.
Absences for Medical Reasons
Missing more than ten (10) days of school per semester is considered excessive absence. If a student misses more than 10 days for medical reasons per semester, the parent/guardian may be required to provide written medical verification for the subsequent absence from a licensed physician stating that the absence was a medical necessity. If written medical verification is not received, the absence will be unexcused unless the absence is due to excused reason other than illness.